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The Gaia Centre for Holistic Therapy,

17 Frederick Street, Loughborough,

Leicestershire, LE11 3BH


Tel: 01509 556101

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Active Recovery are a mother and daughter team (Tanya and Kirsty Milne) specialising in Deep Tissue massage techniques. We have been operating a massage service in the East Midlands (Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire) for more than fifteen years. The Active company was formed in 1997 to provide a full Sports Massage Service to sports clubs and athletes within the Charnwood area, Leicestershire, and to organisations whose personnel are exposed to heavy physical exertion during the course of their normal working routine, e.g. the Emergency Services.

Our Experience

From 1997 to 2000 we provided a Sports Massage service for Loughborough University, their teams on site, and general student population. During this period we travelled with teams on warm weather training camps, and to athletics and swimming competitions held both home and away.In 2000 Active relocated, and opened a clinic on the Ashby Road in Loughborough, Leicestershire, still continuing to provide a sports massage service to various sporting organisations, but also widening our service taking in the local and business community.

Since 2000 we have continued to develop our services, though we continue to work at National and International Sporting events, and with a variety of sports organisations. However, our primary focus now is aiding the private individual. Sports for which our practitioners have supplied services include, athletics, badminton, basketball, cricket, fencing, hockey, martial arts, netball, squash, soccer, swimming, rugby, tennis, and volleyball. Current and former clients include corporate organisations, local/national sports teams and performers, NHS patients, and many other private individuals.


Tanya is Active's primary Deep Tissue Massage practitioner. She has worked with many High Performance Sports, and throughout her career has provided Sports Massage and Injury cover for a wide variety of organisations at events and major National and International Sports meetings. Tanya originally trained in Sports Massage and has been a full time Therapist for eighteen years. She has undergone training in a wide variety of other massage styles and is accomplished in Deep Tissue Massage and several other forms of massage therapy.


Kirsty originally trained as a Deep Tissue practitioner. She works at highest levels in sport. Kirsty has continued her training to include Indian Head Massage (IHM) and is accomplished in this and several other forms of relaxation therapy. She is our primary IHM practitioner. Kirsty also passes on her knowledge and experience as a tutor for ASCT.

about us

Tanya Milne Kirsty Milne